I remember saying the Panthers should take CJ in the 2nd round in 2008 and people claimed I was just hyping him up because he went to my alma mater (ECU) and all Johnson had was speed. Now he's the most productive back in the league. He's not better than AP, but he's no worse than a top 3 back in the league.
Agreed and I will freely admit that I'm surprised at how good he has become so quickly. The Top 4 backs are AP, SJax, Johnson and DeAngelo Williams.
Uhh I don't know about that. Maurice Jones Drew and Ray Rice deserve some serious consideration.
MJD certainly has a case to be alongside DeAngelo. Ray Rice? He is a good back, especially in the passing game, but I wouldn't take him over any of the other five that have been mentioned. That is my personal opinion. It is worth debating, for sure. There are a lot of good backs out there. Ronnie Brown was playing really well before his injury. Hell... Ced Benson was leading the league in rushing for a good portion of this season.
Rank your Top 10... I would go:
3. Chris Johnson
4. DeAngelo Williams
5. Maurice Jones-Drew
6. Ray Rice
7. Michael Turner
8. Thomas Jones
9. Ronnie Brown
10. Ricky Williams
Last edited by RedBlackAttack : 11-29-2009 at 10:29 PM.
I like what I've seen out of McCoy and it looks like Westbrook's career is winding down. Do you think this will be his last season in light of his concussions?
He only has one more year on his contract, so if he plays any longer it will only be for another year I'd believe. Sad to see really. But LeSean is really a Westbrook clone. The only difference is Westbrook always had that 5th gear he could kick it into, LeSean rarely gets out of 4th.
Shutting BW down for the rest of the year is what's best. If he can come back next year, meaning he's cleared by every doctor out there, then I'd say come back and actually be the change of speed back to McCoy instead of vice versa. I heard at one point that the 2nd concussion really wasn't a concussion but instead lingering effects/symptoms from the first one. Not sure that they can really prove that but it's not hard to believe for me. There was no actual hit that gave him that 2nd concussion. Not any that's found on tape or that the team has acknowledged anyway. Just came from nowhere.